Justice Quotes

Jun 19, 2020 | Character Quotables | 1 comment

“Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable… Every step toward the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle; the tireless exertions and passionate concern of dedicated individuals.”

– Martin Luther King, Jr.

“Fairness is man’s ability to rise above his prejudices.”

– Wes Fessler

“Social justice cannot be attained by violence. Violence kills what it intends to create.”

– Pope John Paul II

“Exclusion is never the way forward on our shared paths to freedom and justice.”

– Desmond Tutu

“Though force can protect in emergency, only justice, fairness, consideration and cooperation can finally lead men to the dawn of eternal peace.”

– Dwight D. Eisenhower

“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”

– Martin Luther King, Jr.

“The future which we hold in trust for our own children will be shaped by our fairness to other people’s children.”

-Marian Wright Edelman

“The ‘Bird’s Nest’ National Stadium, which I helped to conceive, is designed to embody the Olympic spirit of ‘fair competition.’ It tells people that freedom is possible but needs fairness, courage and strength.”

– Ai Weiwei

“The virtue of justice consists in moderation, as regulated by wisdom.”

– Aristotle

“Fairness is what justice really is.”

– Potter Stewart

“Justice is always violent to the party offending, for every man is innocent in his own eyes.”

– Daniel Defoe

“The aim of justice is to give everyone his due.”

– Cicero

“In matters of truth and justice, there is no difference between large and small problems, for issues concerning the treatment of people are all the same.”

– Albert Einstein

“I have always found that mercy bears richer fruits than strict justice.”

– Abraham Lincoln

“Observe good faith and justice toward all nations. Cultivate peace and harmony with all.”

– George Washington

“If you want peace work for justice.”

– Pope Paul VI

“I know, up on top you are seeing great sights, but down here at the bottom we, too, should have rights.”

– Dr. Seuss, Yertle the Turtle

“Live so that when your children think of fairness and integrity, they think of you.”

– H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

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